Spatial solitary-wave optical memory

Mcdonald, GS ORCID: and Firth, WJ 1990, 'Spatial solitary-wave optical memory' , Journal of the Optical Society of America B, 7 (7) , pp. 1328-1335.

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We consider some features of spatial solitary-wave switching in a unidirectional ring cavity that is partially filled with a fast and saturably self-focusing nonlinear medium. Large (part-beam switched) solitary arrays are considered. It is found that prescribed binary patterns may be encoded in the duration of a single cavity transit and subsequently remain stable over thousands of transits. Beam interrupt allows pixels to be switched off in fewer than ten cavity transits. Pixel instabilities on an unpixelated beam are shown to arise from spatial solitary attractive forces and intensity gradients.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Energy
Media, Digital Technology and the Creative Economy
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Salford Innovation Research Centre
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of the Optical Society of America B
Publisher: Optical Society of America
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0740-3224
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Depositing User: GS McDonald
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2011 11:40
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2022 16:07

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